Thursday, August 25, 2011

"If you follow your bliss, you'll have your bliss whether you have money or not. If you follow money, you may lose the money, and then you don't have even that. The secure way is really the insecure way and the way in which the richness of the quest accumulates is the right way." - Joseph Campbell

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Water Wise Container Gardens For Roses

With their 7/8 inch drainage holes three inches from the bottom these bucket gardens allow the roses tlo survive the ongoing drought and watering restrictions and once root bound, they can send new roots out of the holes way down deep where the mulched soil will be damp. Lots of work and digging, but I am determined to again have a vast roses collection but THIS time one that is far more water responsible. John

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Roses in Tampa's Humid Heat

It's been a cooker lately, but nonetheless I've been enjoying blooms from own-root, organically-grown plants of 'Ducher', 'Don Juan', 'Cramoisi Superieur', "JoAn's Pink Perpetual", 'Baronne Prevost', "Fairmount Proserpine", Rosa bracteata, 'Duchesse de Brabant', 'Coquette des Blanches', "Pink Cracker Rose", "Dade City Red China", a few of my own hybrids, 'Mme. Antoine Marie', 'Archduke Charles', plus my plants of 'Marechal Neil' and 'Teasing Georgia' budded on Fortuniana.  John